As a frequent traveler, I have seen people decorate their luggage and carry-on bags with the iconic Smiley face. You know, the yellow ball with black dots for eyes and a smile. Just like those decorations, my fellow travelers have this smile on their faces, excited to embark on their journeys.
Smiles have boundless power and are highly contagious. Let’s count the ways how our smile is such a mighty force.
1. ) Smiling Keeps Our Physical Well-Being In Check
Several studies have concluded that smiling provides us many physical benefits. How? It strengthens our immune system to protect us from diseases better. It also lowers our blood pressure and our heart rate especially during times of stress. It helps in relieving pain.
Don’t forget that smiling is an instant makeover! It gives us a youthful glow and makes us more attractive!
2. ) Smiling Is Beneficial For Our Mental Health
Smiling helps us to improve our mood. When we grin, the brain is tricked into sending mood-boosting chemicals like serotonin. It also alleviates stress and anxiety.
It essentially aids us in coping.
3. ) Smiling Aids In Forming and Maintaining Bonds
People are drawn towards someone who looks warm and accommodating. Smiling makes us appear likable. Smiling is contagious as well! We automatically mimic their smiles while they are smiling.
When others are happy about something, we can't help but feel happy for them! Want to spread happiness? Give them a smile!
4. ) Smiling Creates A Winning Mindset
Smiling makes us look more awesome than we think we are. It also aids in refocusing our thinking, allowing us to believe that everything is possible. Remember that one of the keys to success is confidence. So, flip that frown upside down for an instant confidence boost!
See? That’s how powerful our smiles are! Happy World Smile Day! What made you smile today? Let me know in the comments.
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